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    How install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 7?

    My new laptop says in the board that is Windows Vista, but it says is Windows 7.

    So, since I am already an Ubuntu user, I want to install side by side (in a partition) Linux without losing the Windows.

    I tried before but I failed:
    I put the Ubuntu 12.04 CD-ROM and re-started the laptop, but nothing happened to the usual Ubuntu window showing up and tell me what to do.

    How I do this?

    BSG Fan
    Last edited by BSG Fan; August 8th, 2013 at 04:05 PM.

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    Re: How install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 7?

    Do you mean it just booted into windows?
    Running 14.04 on my HP Pavilion g6 4 Gig Ram 320 Gig Disc

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    Re: How install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxonbute View Post
    Do you mean it just booted into windows?
    I put the Ububtu CD ROM and it booted only back to Windows.

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    Re: How install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 7?

    Have you set the PC up so the first boot device is the CDRom drive?
    If not then it wont boot from it unless you press (I think ) F12 as it starts up and then choose to boot from the CD
    Running 14.04 on my HP Pavilion g6 4 Gig Ram 320 Gig Disc

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    Re: How install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 7?

    Go into the BIOS for your computer and enable the optical drive as the first boot device; OR get a 4GB thumb drive, and use unetbootin (available for Windowsm Mac and Linux) to write the image to the USB, then set the BIOS to boot first from the USB. Booting from a flash drive is much faster than a CD, and so is the installation. When it is ready to install, tell it to install side-by-side with Windows. When done, it will default to Ubuntu, but will give you a menu from which you can select to boot into Windows.

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    Re: How install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 7?

    okay, okay. It seems that the first device is not the CD ROM.

    I tried F12 and nothing happened to get into the BIOS...

    I restart the laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium) and it still take me to the Windows start without seeing any command to stop/open the BIOS

    what I do?

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    Re: How install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by BSG Fan View Post
    okay, okay. It seems that the first device is not the CD ROM.

    I tried F12 and nothing happened to get into the BIOS...

    I restart the laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium) and it still take me to the Windows start without seeing any command to stop/open the BIOS

    what I do?
    Try other keys. The key to press to get into BIOS setup is not always F12. On some computers it's F2, or Tab, or Escape, or Backspace, or I'm sure one of several different keys it could be. If you look carefully at the screen just after turning the computer on, it should tell you which key to use.
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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    Re: How install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 7?

    It would help to know what computer?

    Usual keys for BIOS..... F2, F10 or Delete.

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    Re: How install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 7?

    ok, I will try.

    question:
    it is obligatory download first the Ubuntu Installer (wubi.exe) first?
    The McFee Antivirus is telling me that such download/file is filled with virus, malware, etc.

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    Re: How install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 7?

    this is absolutely my biggest hell in Ubuntu till now... I tried the Escape Key and it worked, but I saw it for just a second and went straight to Window.
    Too many restart can not be good for a computer,

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